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  • White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended. The woman is seeking damages and wants to ensure the sperm bank doesn't make a similar mistake...

  • Obama raising campaign cash for Illinois governor

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is helping raise campaign cash in the home stretch for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. Obama is in Chicago headlining a high-dollar fundraiser at the home of philanthropist Leslie Bluhm. The Quinn campaign says about 25 people are attending the $50,000...

  • Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter law

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opponents of Wisconsin's voter photo identification law asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to take emergency action and block the requirement ahead of the Nov. 4 election, arguing there isn't enough time to implement the new rules. The request comes less...

  • Nobel-winning physicist Martin Perl dies at age 87

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Stanford University who discovered a subatomic particle known as the tau lepton has died at age 87. The university said Martin Perl died at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday. Perl was one of two American scientists who shared...

  • Ebola worries keep some Dallas students home

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Worries over Ebola kept some Dallas schoolchildren home Thursday after school officials identified five students who may have come into contact with the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the virus. The Dallas Independent School District was still gathering...

  • AP Exclusive: Complaints at problem prison shelved

    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When inmates at a notorious Alabama women's prison complained of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated. That's according to investigative reports obtained by The Associated Press. The...

  • Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership. Eight of 10 professors who trained future priests at the General...

  • Protesters to pack meeting on education changes

    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Students and teachers fighting a plan to promote patriotism and downplay civil disobedience in some suburban Denver school U.S. history courses are expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote. The teachers union plans to...

  • 4 lobstermen rescued by Coast Guard

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued four lobstermen whose boat sank off Block Island. Authorities say the 60-foot boat began taking on water early Thursday, about 40 miles south of Block Island. A helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and...

  • Data show Illinois marijuana business competition

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials have detailed how medical marijuana business applications are distributed around the state. The numbers released Thursday show intense competition in some regions for a limited number of cultivation and dispensary permits. For example, in Cook County,...

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